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how long after taking antibiotics can you get c.diff?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
2-3 months: Can happen after any antibiotic, some more than others; can happen after short-term use. Moral of story: if you don't need them, don't take them. If you do need them take them. Probiotics maybe decrease risk.
Answered on Oct 8, 2019
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Often within 60 days: Most cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 2 weeks of taking antibiotics. Almost all (90%) of cases of c.Diff colitis occur within 60 days of taking antibiotics. However, a few cases may occur up to 3 months or longer after antibiotics. Other risk factors for developing c. Diff colitis include: age >65; hospitalization, chemotherapy, GI surgery & procedures, HIV & use of proton pump inhibitors.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
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